Canwest debuts DIY Network Canada
Canwest has launched a new specialty channel called DIY Network Canada. The channel's lineup consists of home improvement programs. "This new specialty channel for Canwest Broadcasting further strengthens our position as the leader in lifestyle television," said Karen Gelbart, senior vice-president for lifestyle content at Canwest Broadcasting. "The launch of DIY Network Canada comes at a particularly relevant time as it will provide our viewers with entertaining programming that educates and offers practical ways to cut costs and increase the value of their homes." DIY Network was created by US-based Scripps Networks in 1999. Canwest has previously brought two other Scripps channels to this country: Food Network Canada and HGTV Canada.